Jeppe Hein

Sensing the world inside yourself / At sanse verden i dig selv

In this book, a variety of voices offer philosophical, art historical, as well as spiritual perspectives on both Jeppe Heinʼs work practice and the themes he addresses with his art.

It also features a sensory experience. The work, Smells like … Stillhet (2014) by Hein, is implemented in the catalogue in the form of the scent of silence, requiring readers’ engagement and sense of touch to activate it as well as their sense of smell to experience.

Jeppe Hein is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks that can be positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect.

Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humor, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s.

Hein’s works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the centre of events and focus on the their experience and perception of the surrounding space.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Jeppe Hein: At sanse verden i dig selv, at The Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig, Denmark, 4 June – 17 September 2017.

English and Danish text.

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